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dc.contributor.authorRecoder, Renato Sousa
dc.contributor.authorRibeiro, Milton Cezar [UNESP]
dc.contributor.authorRodrigues, Miguel Trefaut
dc.identifier.citationSouth American Journal Of Herpetology. Sao Paulo: Soc Brasileira Herpetologia, v. 8, n. 3, p. 186-197, 2013.
dc.description.abstractPatterns of geographical variation in morphology provide an empirical framework for testing the effects of ecological and historical factors on species differentiation. Environmental gradients play an important role in intraspecific differentiation through morphological adaptation in locations with distinct selective pressures. Vanzosaura rubricauda is a small microteiid lizard that is widespread in the great diagonal of dry biomes of South America, occurring in Cerrado, Caatinga, and Chaco open habitats with contrasting environmental conditions. Using multivariate morphometrics and spatial analysis, we show that V. rubricauda presents a structured pattern of geographic variation, with populations of the eastern Cerrado being distinct in morphometry. Geographical variation was observed in size and shape, with a general trend of contrast between trunk length and forelimb length among populations. Ecogeographical models that best explained geographic patterns of variation were aridity and precipitation.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP)
dc.description.sponsorshipConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq)
dc.publisherSoc Brasileira Herpetologia
dc.relation.ispartofSouth American Journal of Herpetology
dc.sourceWeb of Science
dc.subjectIntraspecific Differentiationen
dc.subjectSpatial Analysisen
dc.titleSpatial Variation in Morphometry in Vanzosaura rubricauda (Squamata, Gymnophthalmidae) from Open Habitats of South America and its Environmental Correlatesen
dcterms.rightsHolderSoc Brasileira Herpetologia
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade de São Paulo (USP)
dc.contributor.institutionUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
dc.description.affiliationUniv Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, Lab Herpetol, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUNESP Rio Claro, Dept Ecol, Lab Ecol Espacial & Conservacao LEEC, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnespUNESP Rio Claro, Dept Ecol, Lab Ecol Espacial & Conservacao LEEC, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP, Brazil
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dc.description.sponsorshipIdCNPq: 2003/103358
dc.description.sponsorshipIdCNPq: 2008/075980
unesp.campusUniversidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Instituto de Biociências, Rio Claropt
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